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Riverport Barbeque

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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.2341
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best barbecue in Texas (or dare I say in the South?)

My husband is a big barbecue fan and this is his favortie barbecue ever. I agree, though I tend toward their half of a smoked chicken or boudain. Their sauce is slightly sweet, slightly spicy and just about the best I’ve ever had. Their ribs fall off the bone and have just the perfect amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Lindsay-LeBell
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Jefferson, Texas
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Jefferson, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband is a big barbecue fan and this is his favortie barbecue ever. I agree, though I tend toward their half of a smoked chicken or boudain. Their sauce is slightly sweet, slightly spicy and just about the best I’ve ever had. Their ribs fall off the bone and have just the perfect amount of smokiness. It’s a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great little BBQ joint! Tried a little bit of everything....was the best bbq turkey I have ever had. Pulled pork was delicious also

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Lumberton, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

BBQ run/day trip to Jefferson with group of friends. We tried turkey, brisket, and ribs - brisket & turkey were moist and very well seasoned. Ribs were very tasty as well. Side dishes were awesome - some of the best potato salad, beans, and fried okra I have had anywhere. Fast and friendly service. Must eat here if you visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had the ribs and my husband had the brisket. Both were great. I wasn't crazy about the potato salad. (I prefer more mustard) but my husband loved them. We would definitely go here again if we are ever in this area. One of the employees chatted with us a bit and told us about a few places to check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and the food was great. I had the slice brisket sandwich, which was good and tender. My father in law got sliced brisket, okra and cole slaw he must of enjoyed it because every thing on his plate was gone. The BBQ sauce was really good too. Definitely will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were in Jefferson for a short weekend get away. My husand is a BBQ lover and considers himself a very good judge of BBQ. Riverport did not disappoint in his book and is now in his top tier of BBQ places in Texas. The sliced beef was very tender with great flavor and they have a great sauce...not just... More 

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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86 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

ribs were soggy and couldn't detect any smoking. the fries were soggy and undercooked. the sauce was really good. now for the staff. there was one normal acting young girl,, the others were rough at best. acting crazy. we thought they were homeless people on the sidewalk acting a fool but then they came in and entered the kitchen. awkward

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just had lunch at river port BBQ. The food and service both was excellent. Hot food great ribs. The restaurant was clean and reasonably priced. Will return.

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East Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I don't think there is anything bad about this restaurant, but maybe the folks behind the counter could smile and talk more:)

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Bullard, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great BBQ. The food and the service is great! It is crowded at lunch but that is because the food is so good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903.665.2341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?